N'Guessan could feature at Walsall as loan discussions continue (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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SWINDON TOWN: N'Guessan could feature at Walsall as loan discussions continue
5:30am Tuesday 28th January 2014 in Sport
DANY N’Guessan could play a part in Swindon Town’s trip to Walsall tonight, as discussions continue regarding a possible loan move for the French forward.
Town sent out a circular to clubs across the Football League making them aware of N’Guessan’s availability last week, following the signings of George Barker and Michael Smith.
Preston are believed to have shown an interest in the striker, who has netted eight goals in 23 appearances for Swindon since arriving at the County Ground over the summer, but N’Guessan is understood to prefer to move to a club in the south of England and particularly the London area, where he lives with his young family.
Sources close to the player have told the Advertiser that the 26-year-old remains happy at Swindon but is keen to play regular football with his current contract due to expire at the end of the season.
Charlton are understood to have shown interest in the 26-year-old in the past and Town manager Mark Cooper told the local media yesterday that there has been tentative interest in the frontman.
“There are one or two nibbles. Bearing in mind Dany’s contract is up in the summer, there are one or two people who have rang about him but nothing has happened as yet,” he said.
“Dany will be back in the squad if nothing happens before the game.
“It’s football and he understands. Some players go in and some players go out - it happens at every club and you try to be honest with the players and tell them the reasons, so he’s fine.”
Meanwhile, Cooper revealed that the club have held discussions with two potential new signings, though he was unwilling to divulge any further details.
“We’ve spoken to a couple but I can’t tell you anything concrete and nothing that’s going to happen imminently,” he said.
Elsewhere, Jay McEveley nor Ryan Mason are expected to be out of action for any longer than a week with the injuries they picked up in Town’s weekend win over Shrewsbury.
Mason lasted just 17 minutes of Saturday’s clash at the County Ground before being forced off with a muscle spasm in his side, while McEveley left the field of play two minutes after half-time after his knee locked.
Both players have been assessed by the Town medical team, however, and it has been estalished that neither has sustained serious or lasting damage.
The full-back and the midfielder will be given as long as possible to recover prior to Town’s trip to Walsall tonight.
“Jay is touch and go. He’ll do well to play but if he’s fit he’ll play. We’ll give him as long as we can,” said Cooper.
“Ryan Mason is sore so we’ll give him every opportunity as well.”
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